11th October 2009
Video: Gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately found dead while on holiday 44
11:27 AM — Stephen Gately, the openly gay member of the Irish "boy band" Boyzone has died while on holiday in the Balearic island Mallorca (Majorca). The 33-year-old was on holiday with his civil partner Andrew Cowles and it is reported that he went out for drinks, went back to his flat, feel asleep and then died.
9th October 2009
Student creates new gay gaming survey 17
4:49 PM — Two years after the first 'Gaymer' survey, a student has released a new version to find out more about what lesbian, gay and bisexual players want from their video games.
Gay hand-holding campaigner wins award at Downing Street 2
3:23 PM — The founder of A Day in Hand, which encourages LGBT people to hold hands in public, has been honoured with an award at Downing Street.
PinkNews.co.uk poll: Gay support drops dramatically for Tories 93
3:14 PM — An exclusive PinkNews.co.uk survey of more than 600 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans readers has found that support has plummeted for the Conservative Party.
Stephen Fry’s drama Kingdom axed by ITV 12
12:01 PM — Gay broadcaster Stephen Fry has had his ITV drama series axed. Kingdom, which is screened on Sunday evenings, was dropped as part of cost-cutting measures. The last series ended in July.
Polish MEP Michal Kaminski says he will attend gay Tory event next year 34
10:53 AM — Polish MEP Michal Kaminski, who has been accused of homophobia, has said he would consider supporting civil partnerships and will attend Conservative Pride next year.
8th October 2009
Matt Lucas’ ex Kevin McGee ‘had tried to commit suicide before’ 7
7:10 PM — Kevin McGee, the former civil partner of Little Britain actor Matt Lucas, tried to commit suicide before, friends have said.
PinkNews.co.uk poll: Will you vote Conservative?
4:15 PM — Following David Cameron's speech this afternoon at the Conservative Party Conference, we want to know how our readers feel about the party.
Gay man admits trying to poison lesbian neighbours 5
1:49 PM — A gay man who gave his lesbian neighbours a curry laced with slug pellets was involved in a long-running feud with them. Gary Stewart, 37, told magistrates in Manchester that he had attempted to poison Marie Walton and Beverley Sales but denied making threats to kill.
Trans woman goes to court after being denied breast implants 20
1:27 PM — A trans woman who was denied breast enlargement surgery is taking her primary care trust to court. The patient, known only as 'C', has been living as a woman for ten years and has undergone hormone treatment, although she has not had any other surgery.
Gay businessman is frontrunner for ITV boss 1
10:57 AM — Sir Michael Bishop, the openly gay businessman, has been tipped as the next chairman of ITV. The former head of airline BMI is now in pole position to take over Michael Grade's role after Sir Crispin Davis announced he was withdrawing from the race.
7th October 2009
Police release CCTV images of homophobic attack suspects 6
5:29 PM — Police have released images of two women they are seeking in connection with a homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square last month. A 62-year-old man is still in hospital with serious head injuries.
Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill says Tories are monitoring Polish allies’ homophobia 15
4:39 PM — Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill has said he has been reassured by the Conservative Party that it is checking past statements made by its European allies for homophobia. He also denied he had been "used" by Labour when he pulled out of a gay Tory event last night.
First official gay Tory party hailed a success despite Stonewall boycott 21
3:37 PM — Spirit Bar in Canal Street was packed to its 650-person capacity last night as the Conservative Party held its first-ever official gay event. As the Tory-themed cocktails flowed, there was much speculation at the absence of Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill.
Christian council worker sues after being sacked for homophobic email 57
3:02 PM — A Christian council worker who was sacked for sending a homophobic email is suing her former employers. Denise Haye, 25, worked at Lewisham Council’s legal services department.
Bisexuals urged to take advantage of National Coming Out Day 17
2:23 PM — Bisexual people should use National Coming Out Day as a way of coming out of the closet, a group has said. The Bisexual Index, a network of activists, says that the 'B' in LGBT is too often silent and that bisexual people are often faced with prejudice.
Cameron: ‘Polish allies are not homophobic’ 59
2:17 PM — Tory leader David Cameron has said that his party's allies in Europe are not homophobic. Yesterday, an open letter from celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard and Ewan MacGregor urged Cameron to oppose the views of the Polish Law and Justice Party.
George Michael denies split with Kenny Goss 5
11:11 AM — Singer George Michael has said there is no truth in reports that he and long-term partner Kenny Goss have split up.
6th October 2009
Video: Stonewall chief pulls out of gay Conservative event in protest at David Cameron’s ‘homophobic’ partners 16
11:58 PM — Ben Summerskill, the chief executive of LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) rights charity Stonewall, has pulled out of attending and speaking at the Conservative Party's LGBT event to be held tonight. The decision follows the party's coalition with homophobic parties within the European Parliament.
Video: Stephen Fry says David Cameron has aligned himself with homophobes 33
7:06 PM — A letter signed by celebrities including Ewan MacGregor, Stephen Fry and Jo Brand has asked Tory leader David Cameron to oppose the views of his party's new European allies. Fry tonight told Channel 4 News that Mr Cameron had aligned his party with an "unpleasantly homophobic nationalistic party in Poland and sharing their whip in Europe."